Supervisors renew county manager’s contract

December 4, 2018

KINGMAN — Mohave County supervisors voted 4-1 Monday to renew a one-year contract with County Manager Mike Hendrix.

The board approved the contract with Educational Services Inc. of Scottsdale for employing Hendrix until Dec. 31, 2019. District 3 Sup. Buster Johnson voted against the contract.

Hendrix’s salary will be $154,875 plus contributions to the state retirement system. The total cost of the contract will be $194,342.

Hendrix said he does not get a golden parachute and there’s no severance pay or compensation. For any reason, the board could terminate his contract at any time.

Steve Robinson, of Golden Valley, started to say that there were serious allegations into firing an employee several years ago.

However, District 1 Sup. Gary Watson stopped Robinson and said if he or anyone else had any allegations against any county employee or elected official to bring that information to Mohave County Attorney Matt Smith.

Seventy percent of Hendrix’s salary comes from the county administration budget, 20 percent from engineering and 10 percent from the television district. Hendrix also is a county engineer.

Hendrix started with the county in May 1984 as an engineer in the public works department. The supervisors appointed Hendrix in February 2013 as acting county administrator before naming him permanent county administrator a few months later. Hendrix was allowed to retire in 2014 as a county employee and enter into a contract with ESI as county manager for one year. The board renewed that one-year contract in November 2015, November 2016 and November 2017.

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